A Live-Action JLA Movie?
Word is that one of the early Silver Age superhero team may finally make it to the big screen!
Superman? Batman? The Green Lantern? The Flash? Martian Manhunter? Wonder Woman? All in one movie? WOW!
Our friends at Variety are reporting that Warner Brothers is tackling this ambitious film project, hungry to add a new super-franchise to their stable of movie properties.
Feature film is bound to include some combination of DC’s most iconic superheroes, although the studio wouldn’t confirm which ones they might be. It’s unlikely that the studio and DC Comics, a division of Warner, would opt to feature second-tier characters.
In taking on the ambitious project, Warner faces several conundrums.
Now that the Batman and Superman film franchises have been revived, does the studio go after Christian Bale (“Batman Begins”) and Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns”) to star in a Justice League pic? Studio is also trying hard to bring Wonder Woman to the bigscreen.
To a large degree, casting will depend upon the story arc for the JLA feature and at what point in the superheroes’ lives the plot takes place.
Warner also must deal with myriad producers working on the Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman franchises.
Sounds like a tough project to me, and it may end up going nowhere. It does need some of the heavy hitters for it to really be JLA, unless they go all second string and make it a comedy. Let’s keep an eye on this one!